Parents outraged after shooting near busy Lexington park

Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 8:56 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police are investigating a shooting that happened Monday evening.

Police said they were called to MLK Park around 6:23 p.m.

Their investigation started on Gerald Drive, went through the park, and then police found someone who had been shot on Millbank Road. That person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the park was busy at the time, and at least one car was hit. Parents are outraged that a shooting would happen in a park full of kids.

A parent who was in the park watching her son practice says about 80 kids were in the park at the time and describes seeing the shooter with a semi-automatic weapon.

That same parent telling WKYT some kids are so shook up, they wouldn’t go to school Tuesday, and some may not come back to football practice at the park.

Police are still trying to get a suspect description and don’t know yet what led up to the shooting.

Parents in the park at the time say two people were shooting at one another on Gearld Drive which borders the park.

No children were hurt.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at, or through the P3 tips app available at

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